15 days in Utah Itinerary

15 days in Utah Itinerary

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15 days in Utah Itinerary

Start: Salt Lake City
Fly + Drive:  3​h 30​min
1
Zion National Park
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Kanab
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Bryce Canyon National Park
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Big Water
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
5
Moab
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  3​h 15​min
6
Salt Lake City
— 3 nights
End: Salt Lake City

3
nights
Zion National Park

Zion National Park ©
Towering cliffs of red, white, and pink Navajo sandstone, stream-carved slot canyons, and big blue sky all characterize Zion National Park.
Take a break from the city and head to The Narrows and Zion National Park. There's much more to do: hike along Angel's Landing, explore the stunning scenery at Zion's Main Canyon, explore and take pictures at Zion Shuttle, and get great views at Observation Point.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Zion National Park trip itinerary maker tool .

Salt Lake City to Zion National Park is an approximately 3.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. Traveling from Salt Lake City in September, expect slightly colder with lows of 48°F in Zion National Park. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to drive to Kanab.

Things to do in Zion National Park

Parks Nature Outdoors
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The Narrows ©
The Narrows
Zion National Park ©
Zion National Park
Angel's Landing ©
Angel's Landing

1
night
Kanab

Kanab ©
Kanab is a city in and the county seat of Kane County, Utah, United States. On the 11th (Wed), immerse yourself in nature at Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park, then contemplate the long history of Moqui Cave, then identify plant and animal life at Best Friends Animal Sanctuary, and finally look for gifts at Denny's Wigwam.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Kanab route planner .

You can drive from Zion National Park to Kanab in 2 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to drive to Bryce Canyon National Park.

Things to do in Kanab

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park ©
Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park
Moqui Cave ©
Moqui Cave

2
nights
Bryce Canyon National Park

Bryce Canyon National Park ©
You can find hoodoos--rock pillars formed by erosion--all around the world, but those of Bryce Canyon National Park remain the standard bearers thanks to their bright red color, tall stature, and arrangement in large amphitheaters.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Thu): get great views at Inspiration Point, then look for gifts at Ruby's Inn Canyon Rock Shop, then trek along Navajo Loop Trail, and finally trek along Navajo/Queens Garden Loop. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape of Peek-A-Boo Loop.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Bryce Canyon National Park trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Kanab to Bryce Canyon National Park takes 2 hours. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Kanab in September; daily highs in Bryce Canyon National Park reach 70°F and lows reach 40°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can travel to Big Water.

Things to do in Bryce Canyon National Park

Trails Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Peek-A-Boo Loop ©
Peek-A-Boo Loop
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop ©
Navajo/Queens Garden Loop
Navajo Loop Trail ©
Navajo Loop Trail

1
night
Big Water

Big Water ©
Big Water is a town in Kane County, Utah, United States. Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): explore the striking landscape at Paria Rimrocks Toadstool Hoodoos and then enjoy the sand and surf at Lone Rock Beach.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Big Water tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Bryce Canyon National Park to Big Water takes 2.5 hours. While traveling from Bryce Canyon National Park, expect somewhat warmer days and warmer nights in Big Water, ranging from highs of 86°F to lows of 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel to Moab.

Things to do in Big Water

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Paria Rimrocks Toadstool Hoodoos ©
Paria Rimrocks Toadstool Hoodoos

3
nights
Moab

Moab ©
The gateway to Utah's popular canyon country, Moab sits engulfed in the middle of desert wilderness.
Visiting Arches National Park and Delicate Arch will get you outdoors. Step out of Moab to go to Arches National Park and see Turret Arch, which is approximately 32 minutes away. Make the 17th (Tue) an unforgettable day with an extreme tour. There's still lots to do: immerse yourself in nature at Dead Horse Point State Park, skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, make a trip to Wolfe Ranch Rock Art, and take in the dramatic natural features at Double Arch.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Moab trip itinerary maker tool .

You can drive from Big Water to Moab in 5 hours. Traveling from Big Water in September, Moab is a bit cooler at night with lows of 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Salt Lake City.

Things to do in Moab

Outdoors Nature Parks

Side Trip

Arches National Park
Highlights from your plan
Arches National Park ©
Arches National Park
Dead Horse Point State Park ©
Dead Horse Point State Park
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours

3
nights
Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City ©
Utah's capital and most populous city, Salt Lake City boasts a small-town feel, big-city amenities, and plenty of nature on its doorstep.
Temple Square and Salt Lake Temple will appeal to history buffs. You'll explore and learn at Natural History Museum of Utah and Hill Aerospace Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Salt Lake City side-trips: Station Park (in Farmington), Park City Main Street Historic District (in Park City) and Fashion Place Shopping Mall (in Murray). The adventure continues: buy something for everyone on your list at City Creek Center, get curious at Joseph Smith Memorial Building, and don't miss a visit to Olympic Cauldron Park.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Salt Lake City travel planner.

Getting from Moab to Salt Lake City by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight; or drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 81°F, and evening lows to 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Salt Lake City

Shopping Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Station Park, Fashion Place Shopping Mall, Park City Main Street Historic District, Hill Aerospace Museum
Highlights from your plan
City Creek Center ©
City Creek Center
Temple Square ©
Temple Square
Natural History Museum of Utah ©
Natural History Museum of Utah

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